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Monday, January 17, 2022


Television. Water skis. Earmuffs. The Popsicle.

What do they have in common?

All were invented by kids!

500,000 children and teens invent gadgets and games each year.
These innovations help make our lives easier – and more fun!

Celebrate the ingenuity and value of young brainstormers on

Planning an Inventor's Day would be great fun, but encouraging children to be creative and think outside the box is important every day!

Junk Box – Recycle cardboard rollers, bubble wrap, catalogs, junk mail, bottle caps, etc. for children to create into artwork, games, inventions, and toys.

Brainstorm – Provide children with opportunities to brainstorm in groups and independently. Use attribute webs, time lines, shapes, and other graphic organizers.

Literature – Creative writing enhances literacy skills as well as original thoughts. Children can write stories, poems, songs, plays, and so forth.

Learning Centers – Blocks, construction toys, play dough, puppets, art media, and musical instruments all provide children with the opportunity to explore their talents and interests.

Outdoor Explorations – Nature is the perfect prescription to clear the mind and open creative thought. Children need to spend as much time as possible on the playground, at the park, or in their own backyard.

Assessment Show and Tell – Instead of filling in bubbles, challenge children to demonstrate what they have learned in a creative way. They can sing a song, dress up, cook something, make a mural, etc.